As part of the launch of Fortnite Chapter 3, Epic Games announced that game development has shifted to Unreal Engine 5, the latest version of a game engine developed and supported by Epic Games itself.
Last year, Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney, after a brilliant demo of Unreal Engine 5 technology, announced that Fortnite would switch to that engine in mid-2021, adding that the new version of the technology is designed “to do things that absolutely are impossible today. “
With the arrival of Chapter 3, @FortniteGame development has flipped to Unreal Engine 5.
We’re excited to share this journey with you and are working to make this the best experience possible for the entire Fortnite community.
– Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) December 7, 2023
This year, Unreal Engine 5 was officially released in Early Access, allowing game developers to try out new tools and features of the next generation engine. Already, more and more demo samples and projects based on Unreal Engine 5 appear.
Big studios like Gears of War, The Coalition have kicked off development on the new engine and put on a stunning technical demo of Unreal Engine 5, giving a glimpse of what the future of Gears could be on Xbox Series X. And last week, PSN was leaked. about Matrix Awakens on Unreal Engine 5 before it was officially announced.
But Fortnite goes one step further than these projects and moves all game development to Unreal Engine 5, thus pushing the engine beyond the technical demos. Upon release, Unreal Engine 5 will support current and next generation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS and Android.
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